Building on the success of our 2022 Festival Hub and with support from BBC Studios Natural History Unit, we are launching a new, stand-alone 2-day Festival, in one of the most actively filmed parts of our natural world.
Celebrating and elevating the African Filmmaking industry.
30th June – 1st July 2023, Alliance Française, Nairobi
Our Aims -
- Celebrate the role of Kenya and Africa in the International Wildlife Film Industry
- Elevate African Storytellers within the Global Wildlife Storytelling Industry, increasing representation within creative and editorial roles
- Support the pipeline of Indigenous Africa Storytelling Talent, providing Mentorship, Networking opportunities and demystifying the business of Wildlife Film
- Capacity-build and create and support the growing Industry Infrastructure within Africa
Wildscreen Festival Nairobi 2023
The Wildscreen Festival Nairobi Programme will focused on 4 key elements:
Storytelling, Developing Techniques, Cinematography, Post-Production & Editing
Networking, Collaborating, Co-Productions, Commissioning, Demystifying Distribution
Talent, EDI, Indigenous Communities
Conservation, Biodiversity, Climate Change
We have many outstanding speakers at this year's Wildscreen Festival Nairobi and many more still to be announced!
Our speakers tell important stories that need to be told.
Make sure to follow us on our social accounts to hear all new speakers announcements first.
Wild Pitch is kindly made possible by National Geographic.
Meet our Festival Advisory Board
The festival is being curated by representatives from the global natural history film and TV industry, conservation organisations and African wildlife storytellers.
Deputy Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN Habitat – British High Commission, Nairobi
Production Executive – BBC Studios Natural History Unit
Executive Producer – Wildstar Films Ltd
Founder, Director – Pridelands Wildlife Film Festival
Janet Han Vissering
SVP, Development & Production – National Geographic Channel
Director – Silverback Films
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing – Africa Wildlife Foundation
Production and Liaison Officer – Kenya Film Commission
Dr Paula Kahumbu
CEO – WildlifeDirect
Assistant Film Producer – WildlifeDirect
Head of Sustainability – VI Rental
Head of Natural History, BBC Commissioning – BBC Studios Natural History Unit
As a Wildscreen Festival Nairobi volunteer, you’ll gain hands-on event experience, develop news skills and meet people working in natural world storytelling.
As a thank you for volunteering, you will receive:
- A letter of reference
- A free ticket to the alternative day of the Festival that they are not volunteering on
- A Wildscreen Festival Nairobi branded t-shirt
- In-person volunteers will receive 1 meal per shift (Day Shift)
Programme suggestion box
We would love to hear from you! Alongside our fantastic Festival Advisory Board, we are welcoming suggestions from our creative audience for content that you would like to see and experience at our festival.
Please complete this short form here to share your programme content ideas!